how does one claim a draw based on 3fold repetition anyway? I recall a discussion about this a while ago. Has that not yet been implemented? Any ruling on timing of the claim?
I've got one ongoing right now that I have no idea how to claim... I'm about to make move 52, and note that not only is there (a) a threefold repetition of positioni after my move 51, but ALSO (b) there's a SECOND threefold repetition of position after the next move (her move is forced assuming she doesn't want to lose a rook, all her threats with it, and leave me with a won game, that is, then my move to seal the OTHER 3-fold repetition is plain. 52 ... Qb6+ 53. Kd7 Qd4+ =).
(not soliciting comments, just pointing the game out -- and hopefully, this question will soon be moot because I'm also addressing this argument to my opponent and see if she agrees to a voluntary draw. My message to my opponent: Actually, technically, I've got a draw based on 3fold repetition of position, after my moves 46, 49, and 51... but there doesn't seem to be a mechanism in RHP to claim it! Even if it were too late to claim, I get one immediately after the next move, too! (obviously, Kd7 forced unless you WANT to lose the rook... at which point I'll go Qd4+, duplicating the position after both my move 48 and my move 45) And on that note, wanna voluntarily accept the draw? :-))
at any rate, there really ought to be a way to claim the draw regardless of the compliance of the opponent...